Find all of the BEST Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes here in one place! You’ll discover easy and simple make-ahead dishes, as well as fancy sides that are sure to impress everyone at your holiday dinner. From Instant Pot mashed potatoes to sweet potato and green bean casseroles, this guide has healthy options, whether you’re cooking dairy-free, Paleo, vegan, or gluten-free.

Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

In case you’re in a Thanksgiving scurry, I thought I might try and help you out a bit.

Below you will see all of the BEST gluten-free Thanksgiving side dishes that also happen to be made with healthy ingredients.

Some of these recipes have been in my family for years (totally check out the Sweet Potato Casserole!)…

While others are a new creation that came about this year (Brussels Sprouts au Gratin are a complete show-stopper!).

All of them, though, are 100% gluten-free, many dairy-free, and have a healthy twist. So, add these to your Thanksgiving menu along with the turkey and dig in!

This casserole is the perfect fall side.

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with pecan topping is the perfect holiday side dish. This recipe is so easy to make by simply combining puréed sweet potatoes with butter, maple syrup, and cinnamon and then topping with a crunchy and sweet pecan crumble. Serve up this Southern favorite for Christmas, Thanksgiving, or any night of the week.
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Southern cornbread dressing is the perfect holiday side.

Cajun Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Cajun Cornbread Dressing with Sausage is the BEST soul food twist on a Southern, Thanksgiving favorite. This easy recipe has a cornbread base while sausage, veggies, and blackened seasoning round out this Creole side dish. You can even meal prep this “stuffing” beforehand to save precious time on the day of!
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A spoon is used to serve mashed butternut squash for a healthy side dish.

Mashed Butternut Squash Recipe

Mashed Butternut Squash is easy enough to make on busy weeknights but also FULL of Fall flavors. Roasting the squash in the oven caramelizes the edges and brings out the natural sweetness. It’s then puréed with fresh herbs, garlic, and butter for a side dish worthy of a spot at the holiday table!
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A spoon is used to dig into a bowl of wild rice stuffing.

Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries

If you’re looking for a flavorful twist on your traditional Thanksgiving spread, this Wild Rice Stuffing recipe is the best addition! It’s full of Fall flavors from fresh herbs, toasted pecans, and cranberries and loaded with meaty mushroom flavor. But, it is still a healthy side dish that gluten-free guests and vegetarians can enjoy!
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A wooden spoon scoops a serving of corn casserole from a pan.

Corn Soufflé (Corn Casserole Recipe)

This Corn Soufflé recipe tastes just like the traditional corn casserole but with better flavor, a fluffier texture, and it’s even a tad bit healthier for you! It couldn’t be easier to make, too, by simply mixing together some cream of corn, sweet kernel corn, Jiffy corn muffin mix, and shredded cheese. You’ll wow your friends and family this Thanksgiving and holiday season with this simple twist on a classic!
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A metal spoon is used to scoop sweet potato au gratin from a casserole dish.

Sweet Potatoes au Gratin

A sweet and savory twist on a classic, this Sweet Potatoes au Gratin recipe is sure to steal center stage at your holiday or Thanksgiving table! Thin slices of sweet potatoes are coated in a creamy Gruyere cheese sauce, loaded with TONS of herbs and spices, and finished with a crunchy breadcrumb topping that’s irresistible. Easily meal prep this the day before and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat!
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A metal spoon is used to serve this orange cranberry relish.

Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish

This Cranberry Orange Relish is unlike any other recipe you’ve had before thanks to a few special ingredients. Plus, it’s a breeze to whip up by pulsing fresh or previously frozen cranberries, toasted walnuts, diced apple, and orange chunks in a food processor. No one will ever request the canned stuff again once you have this new Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite!
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A wooden spoon digs into a pan of mac and cheese with butternut squash.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

If you want to elevate your mac and cheese game, then this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Bacon is the answer! Creamy Gruyere and cheddar cheese come together with a mix of fresh herbs and subtle spices to make the most velvety smooth and flavor-packed sauce! You can serve this up for a fancy Fall side, or change up your traditional Thanksgiving menu with this impressive dish.
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A spoon scoops butternut squash cooked in an air fryer out of a bowl.

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Cubes

Air Fryer Butternut Squash Cubes are ready in almost half the time as roasting in the oven, and come out with an even better texture! A quick mixture of maple syrup, minced garlic, and fresh herbs takes the flavors over-the-top. With less than 10 minutes of prep work, this side dish is not only easy-to-make but will also complement all of your favorite Fall recipes!
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Make mashed potatoes quickly in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes are the easiest way to make this creamy, smooth, and comforting classic recipe. Simply add cubed russet potatoes to your pressure cooker, then mash and season them with sour cream and an irresistible garlic herb butter. Serve up this side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or make it your weeknight go-to!
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Serve this side dish at Thanksgiving dinner.

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin

Brussels Sprouts au Gratin is a healthier twist on the classic potato dish. Brussels sprouts are mixed with a buttery, creamy sauce, topped with Gruyere cheese and breadcrumbs, then baked to toasty perfection. This simple, low-carb casserole side dish recipe is delicious for holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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Green bean casserole from scratch is the perfect Thanksgiving side.

Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole

This Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole recipe is so much better than making it with the canned stuff- plus, it’s also secretly gluten-free, too! Thanks to making your own cream of mushroom soup and “fried” onions, you’ll get a much healthier and flavorful Thanksgiving dish!
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Duchess Potatoes Recipe (Fancy Potatoes!)

Ditch the mashed potatoes for gorgeous Duchess Potatoes with this easy-to-make recipe! Boiled potatoes mixed with milk and egg yolks are piped and baked in the oven for a crispy outside and fluffy inside. Make your holiday table for Thanksgiving or Christmas extra fancy by serving this impressive side dish!
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Gluten-free sausage stuffing is topped with fresh herbs before serving.

Sausage & Herb Stuffing Recipe

Sausage Herb Stuffing will show up the traditional dish at your holiday table, with loads of ground sausage, fresh herbs like sage and rosemary, and the perfect balance of soft bread cubes and a crispy top! Learn how easy it is to make the best and most classic Thanksgiving and Christmas side dish, completely from scratch.
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Fresh cranberry sauce is served in a glass bowl.

Homemade Cranberry Sauce (with Fresh Oranges)

Homemade Cranberry Orange Sauce recipe made with fresh or frozen berries, orange juice and zest, and natural honey or maple syrup to sweeten it.  Learn how to make this recipe for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.  This easy sauce recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, and tastes so much better than the canned kind!
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A spatula is used to dish the spinach from the pan.

Easy Sautéed Spinach Recipe

In under 10 minutes you can have this easy Sautéed Spinach recipe ready and on your dinner table! Quickly transform fresh baby spinach into a side dish masterpiece with minced garlic, caramelized onions, and a burst of lemon juice. This simple and healthy side dish can be served on busy weeknights or along with holiday feasts!
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Baked cauliflower gratin is top with fresh herbs for a keto friendly side.

Cauliflower au Gratin Recipe

Allow me to introduce you to this cheesy Cauliflower au Gratin, your new favorite easy low-carb recipe! Roasted cauliflower is coated in a sauce made with Gruyere and Parmesan cheese, then baked in the oven. Serve this healthy vegetarian casserole for Thanksgiving or any holiday dinner when you want to impress!
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Creamy, healthy, low-carb, and keto cauliflower mash that is being served in a grey bowl for a Thanksgiving side dish.

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

Mashed Cauliflower is loaded with garlicky goodness and tastes as good (if not better!) than the traditional mashed potatoes. It is the best low-carb side dish recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and holiday gatherings. You won’t even miss those starchy mashed potatoes once you learn how easy it is to make cauliflower super creamy with a quick boil and purée method.
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Creamy butternut squash risotto is served in a bowl for dinner.

Butternut Squash Sage Risotto

Butternut Squash Sage Risotto is bursting with fresh sage flavor, has a creamy and silky-smooth texture, and a little bite from Parmesan cheese and lemon juice. Learn how easy it is to make this risotto recipe at home by following a few step-by-step instructions. Your loved ones will be requesting this homemade butternut squash risotto from you again and again!
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Baked loaded hasselback potatoes are filled with cheese and topped with bacon.

Cheesy Hasselback Potato Recipe

This fully loaded and Cheesy Hasselback Potato recipe will impress your guests with the fanned slices, crispy edges, and how secretly easy it is to make. Russet potatoes are coated in a buttery sauce, stuffed with cheese, and baked in the oven for a fancy Thanksgiving, Christmas, or holiday side dish. Plus, learn my trick for how to cut them properly so they do not accidentally get chopped in half!
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Hasselback sweet potato recipe is served on a white plate and topped with toasted pecans, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes look gorgeous and are secretly so easy to make for your next holiday dinner! Once you learn how to cut the potatoes into slices, you can top them with butter, brown sugar, and spices, then let the oven turn them into a side dish worthy of the Thanksgiving or Christmas table!
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A large serving bowl full of a healthy side dish recipe for Thanksgiving lunch or Christmas dinner.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan

Smashed Brussels Sprouts are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, coated in a garlic and herb butter and roasted in the oven.  This quick and easy roasted vegetable recipe makes a great low-carb, keto, vegetarian, and gluten-free dish.  It’s perfect for a dinner party or a Thanksgiving day side.
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A bowl full of creamy mashed sweet potatoes that are savory with garlic and herbs.

Best Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

If you love mashed potatoes then you’re going to go crazy for these creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes! They can be prepared sweet or savory, and make the perfect side dish for any weeknight or holiday meal. It is quick and easy to boil, bake, or cook the potatoes, then mash them to a smooth consistency.
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A bowl full of roasted butternut squash soup with a swirl of coconut milk.

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup is a showstopper recipe that everyone will think you spent all day making! It is so simple to bake and caramelize an entire Winter squash in the oven, then blend it with coconut milk, broth, garlic and spices to get a super creamy, secretly healthy, and flavor-packed dish. This soup is perfect to cozy up with on a chilly night and easy to make vegan and dairy-free.
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A healthy and easy side dish recipe for maple roasted butternut squash cubes.

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Cubes

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash is cut into cubes and then tossed in a delicious maple-herb sauce and baked in the oven.  This easy squash recipe is a quick, healthy, vegan and Paleo side dish for the Fall and Winter seasons.  
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Gluten-free crispy smashed potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Ultra Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic + Herbs

Crispy smashed potatoes are smothered in a delicious garlic and herb sauce for a gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and dairy-free side dish recipe.  These easy garlic smashed potatoes are made with red potatoes, butter or olive oil, rosemary and thyme!  
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A wooden bowl full of a Fall harvest salad with apples, pecans, and an apple cider vinegar dressing.

Fall Harvest Salad with Apples & Pecans

Fall Harvest Salad that is full of sliced apples, roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans, and is tossed in a delicious maple apple cider vinegar dressing.  Use kale or spinach to make an easy, healthy, and vegan salad recipe for a dinner party or Thanksgiving meal. 
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A baby carrot is eaten with a metal fork from a bowl of glazed carrots.

Instant Pot Carrots (Brown Sugar Glaze)

Instant Pot Glazed Carrots are a quick and easy side dish made from baby carrots, brown sugar, butter, and a touch of cinnamon. The natural sweetness of the carrots is complemented by the savory butter sauce and sweet sugar topping. With less than 5 minutes of prep time, you can have this simple recipe ready to enjoy for a special holiday dinner, Easter lunch, or even a weeknight meal in under 20 minutes!  
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A quick, healthy, and easy side dish recipe for roasted asparagus with a lemon garlic sauce.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe with Garlic

Crisp and tender  Roasted Asparagus that’s not soggy!?  Yes, you heard it right.  This baked asparagus recipe starts by teaching you the best way to trim and remove the woody spears (without cutting!), what baking sheet to use, and how long to cook it in a 400-degree oven.   You can then have this healthy, low-carb, and vegan side dish recipe ready for dinner in less than 20 minutes!
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Paleo Brussels sprouts with bacon on a table with a wooden spoon.

Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Super crispy Brussel sprouts with bacon will soon become your new favorite go-to gluten-free and Paleo side dish recipe!  A few simple tricks will teach you how to make crispy Brussel sprouts every time.
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Whole beets are roasted in the oven using aluminum foil.

How to Roast Beets (with and without Foil)

Roasting Whole or Peeled and Cut Beets in the oven is a quick and easy way to bring out their natural sweetness.  Add roasted beets to your favorite salads, turn them into hummus, or serve them up as a healthy side dish.  You’ll learn three different ways to perfectly bake them every time!
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Part of a whole roasted cauliflower seasoned with herbs on a white plate.

Garlic & Herb Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Cauliflower is coated in a delicious garlic and herb sauce and then baked in the oven.  It makes an easy healthy side dish recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.  This recipe is also gluten-free, vegetarian, low-carb, keto and Paleo.
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Learn how to make bacon wrapped asparagus recipe that is perfectly crispy every single time.

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is a low-carb, keto, and healthy side dish recipe. It is great for weeknight dinners or as a Thanksgiving Day side dish!  Learn how to make this side so it turns out perfect every single time!
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A hand picking up a serving of a healthy squash casserole recipe from a white porcelain baking dish and a blue towel underneath it.

Zucchini and Squash Casserole Recipe

Healthy, simple, and fabulous, this Zucchini and Squash Casserole is the best healthy recipe for summer squash! Yellow squash and zucchini are baked in the oven to perfection with a crispy crust made from Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. This easy casserole is amazing for summer picnics and potlucks, and makes the perfect side dish for any holiday dinner! 
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Healthy side dish recipe for honey carrots with a brown sugar glaze that were made in a slow cooker.

Crockpot Glazed Carrots Recipe

Quickly prep this Crockpot Glazed Carrots recipe with baby carrots, butter, honey, and brown sugar in less than 5 minutes! It’s a side dish worthy of the holiday table and simple enough for busy weeknights!
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A plate full of green beans almondine with lemon wedges and a fork.

Green Beans Almondine Recipe

This classic Green Beans Almondine recipe is secretly easy to make (in under 20 minutes!) and has so much flavor! Simply boil and blanch fresh green beans, toss in a lemon and garlic sauce, and serve with slivered almonds. This quick yet impressive-looking side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving, holidays and busy weeknights alike!
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Side picture of roasted carrots in a white bowl with rosemary.

Honey Roasted Carrots Recipe with Herbs

Honey roasted carrots are tossed in a sweet honey and herb sauce for a quick and easy side dish recipe.  This healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian roasted carrots recipe is a simple side dish that is easy enough for weeknight dinners or for a special Easter lunch.
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Thanksgiving salad recipe in a clear bowl with oranges, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds surrounding it.

Chopped Kale Salad with Cranberries

Chopped Kale Salad with Cranberries is tossed in a delightful maple and orange vinaigrette and then topped with toasted pecans, pumpkin seeds, onions and goat cheese.  It makes a wonderful Christmas and Thanksgiving salad recipe that is full of Fall and Winter flavors!
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Honey being drizzled over this oven roasted beets recipe.

Oven-Roasted Beets with Honey Ricotta & Herbs

An elegant but super easy side dish, these oven-roasted beets are served with a slightly sweet and tangy honey ricotta and fresh herbs.  
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A wooden bowl filled with gluten-free Chopped Broccoli Salad ready for a healthy lunch.

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Balsamic, Walnuts, and Cranberries

This chopped broccoli salad is tossed in a sweet sauce full of balsamic vinegar, maple syrup and a bit of almond butter.  It is finished with toasted walnuts, dried cranberries and pumpkin seeds for a healthy, gluten-free side dish recipe!
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  1. Where did your recipe for browned butter Brussels sprouts go? I’ve made them a couple of times and now I’m kicking myself for not printing the recipe!

    1. Hi Alisa! It’s currently hidden since it has not been updated in quite a few years. I’ll send you a screenshot of the recipe right now, though, to this email address you used to comment!